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Alba?

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LyraBelaqua Fri 15-Jul-11 12:58:53

What do you think of Alba for a girl? She was a time travelling child in 'The Time Travellers Wife' and quite a cool little lady. I'm wondering if this is making me like it more than I should smile

Pinkjenny Fri 15-Jul-11 13:01:48

Isn't it an electronics manufacturer?

<<not helping>>

lockets Fri 15-Jul-11 13:02:36

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PaperBank Fri 15-Jul-11 13:31:08

Sounds surnamey (Jessica Alba). How about Alma?

MrsHuxtable Fri 15-Jul-11 14:13:51

I love Alba, had it on my shortlist. The only thing that put me off was that it is the Gaelic word for Scotland. Since we already live in Scotland it seemed a bit weird.

ghosteditor Fri 15-Jul-11 14:19:52

love it, actually, for the same reasons as you. Go for it! I don't think all that many people will recognise it from the book, though.

razzlebathbone Fri 15-Jul-11 14:31:37

My cousin just had her first baby last week and named her Alba after the character in TTTW. I had never heard of it before but it's really grown on me and I like the Scottish and Latin connotations too. I'd go for it. It's pretty and unusual but has a real historical feel.

lachesis Fri 15-Jul-11 14:41:59

Sounds like something Victoria Beckham would call a child.

bigkidsmademe Fri 15-Jul-11 14:50:55

It's Spanish for 'dawn' I think. I like it

Alioco Fri 15-Jul-11 17:06:56

Alba is a lovely Spanish name, pretty

smokeandglitter Fri 15-Jul-11 18:41:55

Love it. It means loads of things, in gaelic it's 'scotland', in latin 'white' or 'bright', and other meanings I remember were 'white pearl' and 'bright dawn'. I think it's beautiful and love TTW.

FoxyRevenger Fri 15-Jul-11 21:04:12

Love love love it smile

Hevian Sat 16-Jul-11 16:11:49

Awful. Sounds like a cough lozenge. "Give us a packet of Albas love!"

mathanxiety Sat 16-Jul-11 17:51:52

Lovely.

lawnimp Sat 16-Jul-11 17:54:22

don't they make cheap car radios

seeker Sat 16-Jul-11 17:55:23

For some reason it makes me think of White Supremacists.

Bandwithering Sat 16-Jul-11 18:37:02

I like it, it means dawn in spanish.

hocuspontas Sat 16-Jul-11 18:54:56

Yes, it was the cheapest hi-fi manufacturer on the market. You could never take anyone seriously who had any equipment with 'Alba' on it. shock

JennyPiccolo Sat 16-Jul-11 19:02:26

i like it.

woowa Sat 16-Jul-11 20:18:41

love

Hevian Mon 18-Jul-11 09:15:00

What's the world coming to ? (sound like my mum now)

Bandwithering Tue 19-Jul-11 17:37:27

It's not that unusual....? certainly not an eye-roller in my book

Macaroona Tue 19-Jul-11 17:40:46

I love it, it's on my shortlist smile

Rhubarbgarden Tue 19-Jul-11 17:58:14

Not keen.

PedigreeChump Tue 19-Jul-11 19:55:33

I LOVE it! smile

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